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Nash COVID cases reach 2,500 with 4 more dead

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NASHVILLE — Four more people have died from coronavirus in Nash County as the total number of cases tops 2,500.

Forty-six people in Nash County had died of the virus by late Monday. The decedents now include a male patient in his late 90s, a male patient in his early 30s, a female patient in her early 60s and a male patient in his early 70s.

Total cases have climbed to 2,572 with 1,545 patients having recovered. Isolated at home are 954 people and 25 are hospitalized, according to information provided by Nash County Health Director Bill Hill.

“Our condolences and prayers are with the family, friends, and caregivers of these patients,” Hill said.

Of the total cases so far in Nash County, 901 patients have been Black, 709 have been white, 18 have been American Indian, six have been Asian, one person was of mixed race, 628 were Hispanic and 305 were unknown.

Practicing social distancing is a good way to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Hill said.

All Nash County residents who leave their home should wear a cloth face covering, remain 6 feet from other people and wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.

For more information about testing services, call the Nash County Health Department COVID- 19 Hotline at 252-462-2079.